If you are the best fighter in the world, you’re doing a ‘shoey’, baby!


In the words of UFC on FOX’s Karyn Bryant, “Shoey, baby!”. When you are the consensus pound for pound best fighter in the world, you’re doing a shoey. The bizarre stunt rose to prominence as Tai Tuivasa climbed the heavyweight division. Each time he won a fight he did a shoey. That is, he drank beer out of someone else’s shoe.

If it sounds disgusting, well, that’s because it is. So, when Tuivasa fought this past Saturday night, the UFC on FOX crew felt that it was only appropriate that the double champ, Daniel Cormier, do a shoey.

There is no word as to whose shoe DC drank out of. All we know is that it was a running shoe that looked like it had been scrubbed and disinfected. Being that Modelo is the official beer of the UFC, it was the obvious choice to do the shoe act on television.

Just like Stone Cold Steve Austin, DC may have ingested about a tablespoon of beer, while the rest went everywhere else.

Brock Lesnar’s advocate, Paul Heyman, talks DC and stays in character


Most WWE superstars are able to stay in character before, during, and outside of a WWE show. Managers and refs are no exception, either. In the case of Brock Lesnar’s ‘advocate’, Paul Heyman, when talking Daniel Cormier to reporters he stays totally in character as Lesnar’s heel manager.

“As long as Daniel Cormier has the balls to step into the Octagon and put his title up against Brock Lesnar; and if the UFC comes up with the money for Brock Lesnar, I don’t see anything that would keep Brock Lesnar from taking the fight.”

Heyman is always on point when it comes to his promos and in this case it’s no different. While his statement is partially in jest, there is a lot of truth to it. It’s going to take a lot of money for Brock to accept an ass kicking a fight against Daniel Cormier.

Dana wants DC vs Jones at HW. DC’s team wants him to retire now.


Team Cormier is ready for Daniel Cormier to ride off into the sunset. UFC president, Dana White, wants DC to fight Jon Jones at heavyweight. At the end of the day, only Daniel Cormier is going to do what Daniel Cormier wants to do.

Ultimately, it’s DC’s career, so it’s totally up to him. Yes, a fight with Jones at heavyweight would probably do huge numbers and he’d see the biggest payday of his career. However, if his head isn’t into it, then there is no need. DC has accomplished everything there is to accomplish in MMA and will go down as one of the greatest fighters to ever live.

I think a fight with Brock Lesnar would be his best option. It’s even more money for him and in my opinion, he’d smash Lesnar. However, like I said, it’s totally up to DC.

DC is like Goldmember in Austin Powers. He loves Gooooooooold


Did you ever see Austin Powers: Goldmember? If you didn’t, he loved goooooold. What did he love about gold? “The look of it! The shmell of it! The tashte of it! The texture!”. Well, that is Daniel Cormier. This guy loves gold and seemingly, can’t get enough of it. He posted a pic to his … Read moreDC is like Goldmember in Austin Powers. He loves Gooooooooold

UFC 230 – The thrill and the agony. These are the best vids for MMA fans


Personally, I feel that these ‘Thrill and Agony’ vids that the UFC put out are some of their finest work. Mixing in corner cams and behind-the-scenes looks at what was going on during fights is so intriguing. You wonder how Chris Weidman’s corner reacted to his loss against Jacare… and here it is.

The video really shows how much each camp had invested in the fights. When Jared Cannonier beat David Branch, we got an incredible look at Benson Henderson and the rest of the LAB corner absolutely losing their shit. To top it off, there’s an inside look of Dana White telling Connonier that he was hesitant to give him the Branch fight because he feared Branch would just lay on him.

Thrill and agony is a perfect way to title this video package. It allows us to see what really goes down at the fights. As for UFC 230, there were definitely a lot of ups and downs and we get to see all of it.

DC staying true to his word. When he’s done, he is DONE


Everyone is trying to chance Daniel Cormier’s mind about retiring at 40 years old. Why shouldn’t they? At 39 years of age, DC is more popular, fighting his best, and richer than he’s ever been. However, he said he was done when he turns 40 and it looks like he’s staying true to those words.

“Any number, when you start talking about millions, is a lot of money. The reality is, I’ve made up my mind and come to peace with it. I truly do believe that what I have in my career outside of fighting is going to allow me opportunities that… I’m going to see numbers that I’ve never really seen in fighting.”

Roughly translated:

‘Sure, I’m at the peak of my athletic career but I don’t want to hang around too long. Daddy needs to have all of his faculties when he goes Hollywood.’

DC is getting out when he wants to and it sounds like he has some money making camera time waiting for him once he hangs up the gloves.

Should DC be the Fighter of the Year in 2018? DC thinks so.


As 2018 draws to a close, questions arise about who did what the best. Daniel Cormier makes a strong case for Fighter of the Year and many people agree already. In fact, if any fighter even thinks they are close, they may need to reassess. DC’s numbers do not lie. My 2018:3-03 finishes 2 weight … Read moreShould DC be the Fighter of the Year in 2018? DC thinks so.

Watch the UFC 230 weigh-ins live or after the event, right here on MSC


The UFC 230 traditional weigh-ins will come to us live (3:00 PM / PT) or once the event has completed. You can catch them right here at (MSC) MikeSwick.com. Derrick Lewis will be taking on Daniel Cormier in the main event for the UFC heavyweight title. The co-main event will be a middleweight fight between former UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman and former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Jacare Souza.

The PPV doesn’t end there. Here’s a full look at the stacked Madison Square Garden card.


Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis
Chris Weidman vs. Ronaldo Souza
David Branch vs. Jared Cannonier
Karl Roberson vs. Jack Marshman
Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya

FS1 Prelims

Jason Knight vs. Jordan Rinaldi
Sijara Eubanks vs. Roxanne Modafferi
Julio Arce vs. Sheymon Moraes
Ben Saunders vs. Lyman Good

UFC Fight Pass Prelims

Matt Frevola vs. Lando Vannata
Shane Burgos vs. Kurt Holobaugh
Brian Kelleher vs. Montel Jackson
Adam Wieczorek vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima

In it for the scares on all Hallows Eve. UFC fighters get spooked.


All Hallows Eve is all over. However, the videos taken on Halloween will last forever. We call these ‘memories’ and the UFC created some great ones one scaring the crap out of their fighters this past weekend.

I’ve seen this scare prank before. It has a small maze or something and the viewer is forced to follow a square very intently. While focusing on this small square (and not having any idea about what is about to happen), suddenly the face of Linda Blair in The Exorcist pops up with a louder than normal scream. The result is that it scares the bejeezus out of whoever is watching.

In this case; Volkan Oezdemir, DC, Anthony Smith, Gian Villante, and others are the victims and it doesn’t get much funnier than this.

Can never get enough DC. Cormier interview days before HW title defense


I, for one, can never get enough Daniel Cormier in my life. The guy is just an absolute beast of a fighter and one of the most solid dudes in MMA. When he sits down with Megan Olivi, you know he will be very forthcoming. When sitting down with Megan Olivi and not cutting weight, DC is totally on point.

Of course, DC addresses his fight this weekend against Derrick Lewis. Surprisingly, DC is very aware of his body and how it will perform and this is why he took the Lewis fight. He knows what Lewis can do and DC is in tune with how to combat that without overdoing it.

Brock Lesnar also gets a quick shout in the interview, but it was the ‘shove’ by Rosendo Sanchez on Lesnar that gets the most focus. It definitely wasn’t how hard Sanchez shoved Brock. Rather, how funny little Rosendo looked, shoving a mountain of a man.

Cormier is a class act, amazing storyteller, and an even better fighter.

The champ takes on Derrick Lewis this weekend on the UFC 230 PPV at Madison Square Garden.

DC on Brock, Jones, and Derrick Lewis. DC honest and open as always


Daniel Cormier is one of the more honest and forthcoming fighters in the UFC. TMZ caught up with him and he was on point as usual. He spoke about Brock Lesnar, Jon Jones, and Derrick Lewis. Being that Lewis is his dance partner this weekend, his thoughts on Lewis are the most telling.

“To me, Derrick Lewis is more impressive because of his ability to fight. This is a young man that was in jail for a long time in prison and society gave up on him. He kept fighting and turned himself into a millionaire. Those are the things that matter. That type of self-belief is most worrisome.”

DC takes on Lewis this weekend for Cormier’s UFC heavyweight title. It remains to be seen what happens with the light heavyweight championship.

The UFC release UFC 230 poster. DC vs Lewis, Rockhold vs Weidman 2


The UFC have released the UFC 230 poster and it looks like something out of the X-Men series meets the Team of AKA. UFC 230 will be headlined by Daniel Cormier vs Derrick Lewis and co-main evented by Luke Rockhold vs Chris Weidman. Weidman and Rockhold will dance once again, as this will be a … Read moreThe UFC release UFC 230 poster. DC vs Lewis, Rockhold vs Weidman 2

Stipe says he beats DC 9 out of 10 times. DC laughs him off.


It’s a typical exchange between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic, folks. Stipe makes a very reassuring video about how he’s the better fighter between him and Daniel Cormier. Then, Daniel Cormier laughs it off. 9 times out of 10 I beat DC. Everyone knows it. DC knows it. No heavyweight has ever accomplished what I … Read moreStipe says he beats DC 9 out of 10 times. DC laughs him off.

UFC 230. Poirier vs Diaz, out. DC vs Lewis, in. Eubanks vs Valentina, gone


UFC 230 is just a month away and has had more changes made to it than a soccer mom has had facelifts. Initially, the co-main event was going to be Nate Diaz vs Dustin Poirier. The UFC tried to find a title fight main event to headline the card and landed on Valentina Shevchenko vs … Read moreUFC 230. Poirier vs Diaz, out. DC vs Lewis, in. Eubanks vs Valentina, gone

Finally, Jon Jones and DC agree on something. A designated weight class


A few days ago, Dana White let the MMA world know that he was trying to set up a fight between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones. However, the kicker is that he wanted to make the fight in the UFC heavyweight division. Daniel Cormier has come out and said that he plans on fighting Jones in their designated weight class of 205 pounds.

“I want to fight Jones at 205. Because that’s where he beat me. He beat me at 205 and I want to beat him where he beat me. I think Jon and I are on the same wavelength in that sense. And we’re never on the same wavelength. We don’t agree on anything, but both of us want to fight at 205.”

DC acknowledges that Dana White is a powerful guy and he makes the decisions. But, DC insists that if he and Jones want to fight at 205, ultimately, they will fight at 205.